In 1967 the song was featured in the film Cool Hand Luke while Luke (Paul Newman) is digging a grave, performed by Harry Dean Stanton. In 1989 Russ Taff covered this song on the album The Way Home and also as an extended version on the 1991 album Under Their Influence. In 1997 it was featured in the film, The Apostle, performed by the movie's star Robert Duvall. In 2006 Crooked Still recorded the song on the album Shaken by a Low Sound. In 2015 Tom Jones recorded the song on his Praise and Blame album.
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"Plastic Jesus" was sung by Paul Newman, but this version is not included in the soundtrack album. Other songs heard in the film performed by Harry Dean Stanton (but not included on the soundtrack album) include "Midnight Special", "Just a Closer Walk With Thee", "Ain't No Grave Can Keep My Body Down" and "Cotton Fields". Thom Jurek stated in his Allmusic review of the reissue: "Of all the film scores Lalo Schifrin has composed — good and bad, and yes, he's done some stinkers — the score to Stuart Rosenberg's 1967 film Cool Hand Luke... is among his greatest achievements.
Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke (1967). WUSA (1970). Pocket Money (1972). The Drowning Pool (1975). Strother Martin. Cool Hand Luke (1967). Pocket Money (1972). 'Love and Bullets' (1979). Val Avery. The Laughing Policeman (1973). Love and Bullets (1979). The Amityville Horror (1979). Brubaker (1980). The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). Paul Koslo. The Laughing Policeman (1973). The Drowning Pool (1975). Voyage of the Damned (1976). Love and Bullets(1979). James Keane. Love and Bullets (1979). Brubaker (1980). Let's Get Harry (1986). Matt Clark. Pocket Money (1972). The Laughing Policeman (1973). Brubaker (1980). Let's Get Harry (1986). Clifton James. Cool Hand Luke (1967). WUSA (1970).
the Pain. 49) *Samples - Neil Young - After the Gold Rush. 50) *Samples - Adam and the Ants - Prince Charming. 51) *Sound bites - Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix - Narration 4 from New Worlds Fair. 52) *Sound bites - Dialogue from The Decline of Western Civilization. 53) Killing Jah - 6:35. 54) *Sound bites - Dialogue from The Decline of Western Civilization. 55) *Samples - Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Killing Jar. 56) *Samples - Thompson Twins - Kamikaze/Frozen in Time. 57) Resignation - 7:40. 58) *Samples - Marianne Faithfull - I Ain't Goin' Down to the Well No More. 59) *Samples - Poco - Magnolia. 60) *Sound bites - Paul Newman - Dialogue from Cool Hand Luke.
George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967), winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role and being nominated for the corresponding Golden Globe. He received a second Golden Globe nomination for portraying Joe Patroni in Airport (1970).
Cool Hand Luke (1967). The April Fools (1969). Move (1970). WUSA (1970). Pocket Money (1972). The Laughing Policeman (1973). The Drowning Pool (1975). The Voyage of the Damned (1976). Love and Bullets (1979). The Amityville Horror (1979). Brubaker (1980). The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). Let's Get Harry (1986).
(March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor who often appeared in support of John Wayne and Paul Newman and in western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah. Martin perhaps is best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, in which he uttered the line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate." The line is number 11 on the American Film Institute list of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. Martin was born in Kokomo in Howard County in north central Indiana to Strother D. Martin Sr and Ethel Martin née Dunlap. For a short time, the Martins moved to San Antonio, Texas, but soon returned to Indiana.
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Harry Dean Stanton had appeared in 100 films before Paris, Texas, with small roles in Cool Hand Luke and a large part in Repo Man, which came out the same year as Paris, Texas. He embraced the leading part of Travis, saying "After all these years, I finally got the part I wanted to play". However, Wenders also said Stanton was unsure of his part, and the age disparity between himself and the younger Nastassja Kinski. Wenders stated he had discovered Dean Stockwell as he was prepared to quit acting, finding no desirable roles and considering beginning a career in real estate. Hunter Carson was the son of co-screenwriter L. M.
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The phrase "What we've got here is failure to communicate" is a quotation from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, spoken in the movie first by Strother Martin (as the Captain, a prison warden) and, later, paraphrased by Paul Newman (as Luke, a stubborn prisoner). The context of the first delivery of the line is: The Captain's line is often misquoted as "What we have here is a failure to communicate". This is actually a quote by Zero Mostel in the 1969 comedy movie The Great Bank Robbery. Towards the end of the movie, Luke persists in his rebellious nature and takes a stab at freedom – stealing a dump truck and taking flight.
Two year later, he appeared with Paul Newman, in the Broadway play Sweet Bird of Youth. It was during 1959, that he made his film debut, with an uncredited part in That Kind of Woman. He worked with Newman again in 1967, as Boss Higgins, the sadistic prison guard in Cool Hand Luke, and became a regular character actor, appearing in films such as The Reivers, Lawman, Harold and Maude, The Cowboys and Emperor of the North Pole. One of his better known roles was alongside Burt Reynolds, in the 1974 prison comedy The Longest Yard. Another one of his better known roles was that of the evil Howard Rodman in the television series Father Murphy.
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The role of Sundance was offered to Jack Lemmon, whose production company, JML, had produced the film Cool Hand Luke (1967) starring Newman. Lemmon, however, turned down the role; he did not like riding horses, and he felt he had already played too many aspects of the Sundance Kid's character before. Other actors considered for the role of Sundance were Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty, who both turned it down, with Beatty claiming that the film was too similar to Bonnie and Clyde. According to Goldman, McQueen and Newman both read the scripts at the same time and agreed to do the film. McQueen eventually backed out of the film due to disagreements with Newman.
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. * Folkways Smithsonian Recordings 1965 Ernie Marrs, along with the "Marrs Family" (friends Kay Cothran and Bud Foote) recorded a version of "Plastic Jesus". 1967 Paul Newman, in the role of the title character in the motion picture Cool Hand Luke, sings the song while playing a banjo in a distinctly melancholy scene after Luke learns of his mother's death.
This is a list of American films released in 1967.
Cool Hand Luke stars Paul Newman as a rebellious convict in a chain gang. O Brother, Where Art Thou? begins with the protagonists escaping from a chain gang. Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, features them working on a chain gang. In Take the Money and Run, Woody Allen's 1969 mockumentary, his character is in a chain gang. The episode "Unchained" of the television series Quantum Leap features protagonist Sam Beckett leaping into a chain gang to help a fellow prisoner escape. The song "Work Song" by singer Nina Simone tells the story of working in a chain gang after stealing food out of hunger.
Other notable roles include the Wicked Stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1965), Paul Newman's mother in Cool Hand Luke (1967), and the mother in I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968). Van Fleet's work on television included such series as Naked City, Thriller, Bonanza, The Wild Wild West, and Police Woman. Among her most emotionally charged dramatic performances on television is her portrayal of the explosive Mrs. Shrike in the 1956 episode "Shopping for Death" on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Van Fleet was married to choreographer William Bales from 1946 until his death in 1990. Van Fleet died in a Jamaica, Queens hospital from undisclosed causes at the age of 80.
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Lemmon's production company JML produced Cool Hand Luke in 1967. Paul Newman was grateful to Lemmon for his support and offered him the role of the Sundance Kid, later played by Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but Lemmon turned it down. He did not like riding horses and he felt he'd already played too many aspects of the Sundance Kid's character before. Lemmon appeared in many films partnered with actor Walter Matthau. Among their pairings was 1968's The Odd Couple, as Felix Ungar (Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Matthau).
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Twelve actors appear twice on the same list: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Robert Mitchum, Faye Dunaway, and Jack Nicholson on the villains list; and Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, Harrison Ford, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and James Stewart on the heroes list. Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger are the only actors to appear on both lists. Schwarzenegger appears on both lists portraying different Terminators, while Pacino appears as characters from unrelated films.
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In 1998, Maxim magazine named Slap Shot the "Best Guy Movie of All Time" above such acknowledged classics as The Godfather, Raging Bull, and Newman's own Cool Hand Luke. Entertainment Weekly ranked the film #31 on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films". In the November 2007 issue of GQ, Dan Jenkins proclaimed Slap Shot "the best sports film of the past 50 years." Rotten Tomatoes has the film at a "Fresh" rating of 83% based on 30 reviews, with the critical consensus stating "Raunchy, violent, and very funny, Slap Shot is ultimately set apart by a wonderful comic performance by Paul Newman."
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In 1965 Scribners published his first novel, Cool Hand Luke, and he went on to write the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the 1967 film version. The film starred Paul Newman, and Pearce made a cameo appearance as a convict named Sailor. His other books included Pier Head Jump (1972) and Dying in the Sun (1974). During the seventies and early eighties he was a freelance journalist, often contributing to magazines such as Playboy and Esquire. In 2005 he published a fourth book, Nobody Comes Back, a novel about the Battle of the Bulge, which received an excellent review from Malcolm Jones in the 21 February 2005 edition of Newsweek.
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Hombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, and Diane Cilento. Newman's amount of dialogue in the film is minimal and much of the role is conveyed through mannerism and action. This was the sixth and final time Ritt directed Newman; they had previously worked together on The Long Hot Summer, Paris Blues, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, Hud and The Outrage.
Davalos appeared in East of Eden (1955) as James Dean's brother Aron and portrayed the convict Blind Dick in Cool Hand Luke (1967). His other film credits include roles in I Died a Thousand Times (1955), All the Young Men (1960), The Cabinet of Caligari (1962), Pit Stop (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Brother, Cry for Me (1970), Hot Stuff (1979), Death Hunt (1981), Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) and Ninja Cheerleaders (2008). He won the 1956 Theatre World Award for his performances in the Arthur Miller plays A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays.
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Director Christopher Nolan worked with Pacino on Insomnia, a remake of the Norwegian film of the same name, co-starring Robin Williams. Newsweek stated that "he [Pacino] can play small as rivetingly as he can play big, that he can implode as well as explode". The film and Pacino's performance were well received, gaining a favorable rating of 93 percent on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. The film did moderately well at the box office, taking in $113 million worldwide. His next film, S1m0ne, did not gain much critical praise or box office success. He played a publicist in People I Know, a small film that received little attention despite Pacino's well-received performance.
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Only Nicholson (1960s–2000s), Michael Caine (1960s–2000s), Meryl Streep (1970s–2010s), Paul Newman (1950s–1960s, 1980s–2000s), and Laurence Olivier (1930s–1970s) have been nominated for an acting (lead or supporting) Academy Award in five different decades. With three Oscar wins, he also ties with Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ingrid Bergman, and Meryl Streep for the second-most Oscar wins in acting categories. Only Katharine Hepburn, with four Oscars, won more. In 2012, Nicholson co-presented the Academy Award for Best Picture with First Lady Michelle Obama.
This list of Jewish Academy Award winners and nominees is incomplete.
The following is the complete filmography of American actor Harry Dean Stanton (July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017).